A portrait of maverick Australian journalist Wilfred Burchett, who served as a war correspondent in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Delves into the controversy Burchett created by his firm conviction that the West was wrong in Korea and Vietnam. Burchett insisted he was exercising his journalistic responsibility in reporting the truth, but his critics labelled him a traitor and his country exiled him. Blue Ribbon winner, American Film Festival
Following/preceding the likes of Keith Murdoch, Frank Hardy, John Pilger and Julian Assange comes another excellent anti-establishment story teller about the wars which we fight past and future. Not sure if he gave revelations, was the devil's advocate or was a useful idiot? Too soon to tell. An astonishing Australian. This documentary is a 20th century ripping yarn.